Certificate in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Requirements (36 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses (16)
ANTH 358Peoples of the Middle East4
HIST 383Classical Islamic Civilization4
HUM 375The World of Islam4
PSCI 308Government and Politics of the Middle East4
Electives (20)
Twenty units chosen from:20
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
Anthropology and Film
Introduction to Arabic Literary Texts
Arabic Literature in Translation
Arabic Film and Culture
Contemporary Issues in Arab Culture:
Media in the Arab World
Special Topics in Classical Islamic Texts
Special Topics in Contemporary Arabic Literature
Advanced Topics in Media Studies (when the topic is Islamic/Middle East)
Studies in Literary Diversity (when the topic is Contemporary Middle Eastern Literature, Contemporary Middle Eastern Fiction, Non-western Women Writers)
Topics in Oral History (when the topic is Middle Eastern)
Modern Middle East
History of Christianity I
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Modern Iran
Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History
Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East
U.S. Media and the Middle East
Iran-U.S. Relations
Seminar in Comparative Politics (when the topic is Islamic/Middle East)
Topics in Strategy: (when the topic is Islamic/Middle East)
Sociology of Terrorism
An Independent Study course (595) chosen in anthropology, English, history, humanities or political science on an Islamic/ Middle Eastern topic.
Total Units36

NOTE: 600-level courses are not available for undergraduate students.